Our Elders

Wayne Langholff

Chair

Wayne has trusted in the Lord since 1969. He joined the church in March 1992. He has been an Elder, is an adult teacher, Small Group leader and teaches teens as a Sr. High leader. He has been a Deacon, and has served on the Missions Team, visitation team, Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Men’s Breakfast, and Car Wash.

Andy Kobayashi

Andy has been a believer since 1983 and a member of First Baptist since March 2001. He has been married to Patricia since 1996 and has two daughters, Amelia & Andrea.  In the past, he has served as an Elder, Trustee, Adult Sunday School teacher and in various outreach ministries (Easter EGG-Stravaganza, parades, Men’s Soccer ministry).  He is currently serving as a Small Group leader and with the worship ministry as a video tech. He is also a member of the Gideons International. 

Ed O'Connor

Ed has been a believer since 2002 and a member since March 2005. He is a teacher in Adult Sunday School and also serves with audio and video during the worship services. Outside the church, he helps the “Wheels of Ezekiel” Chapter of Christian Motorcycle Association (CMA) where he served previously as chaplain and currently as vice president. 

Ashok Paul

Born into a Syrian Christian family in India, Ashok became a born-again believer in 1992 when he lived in the UK as a graduate student. During his years there, he attended the Westminster Chapel in London and actively participated in the church's street evangelism program. When he moved with his family to the US in 2004, he started attending FBCM and became a member soon afterwards. He has led a Bible Study group from his home for over 10 years and has served on the Missions Board. Ashok has been working in American Express for the last 25 years. Currently, he is the Chief Compliance Officer of one of their global divisions and is involved in a Christian network in his company. He was one of the corporate leaders invited to speak to university students in the annual national conference of "Believers in Business." An avid musician, Ashok composes gospel songs and has sung in churches both in the US and abroad.

Dave Spatz

When Dave was twelve years old, he first understood that he needed to be saved after a sermon at his church in PA.  He and Jennifer joined First Baptist when they moved to NJ in August 1994. He was nominated to the Trustee Board in 1995 and has served on the Trustee Board / Finance committee ever since.  He is currently serving his first term on the Elder Board.   He has taught Adult Sunday School and helped with the Men’s Breakfast. He has been involved with VBS, helping to make many of the large props (roller coaster, a working fountain and Noah’s Ark). He has been a ranger and chief ranger for Stockade. He also participates in the worship ministry, singing with, first the choir, and then the worship team. 

Mark Wiatroski

Mark has been a believer since 1994 and a member since January 1996. He is a Deacon, has served on the Property and Finance Team and has been Assistant Financial Secretary since 2008. He has been a substitute teacher in Adult Sunday School and a speaker at Men’s Breakfast. Outside the church, he taught a lunchtime Bible study at his previous place of employment from 2006-2008. He has been a member of the Gideon’s International since 1997, frequently making presentations for them in local churches.

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